Saturday, September 27, 2014

File Folders

Super cute card!  I came across how to make the file folder cards on, you guessed it, Pintrest!  I did use an old stamp set on this card, Defining Alphabet.  Of course I picked  a stamp that was a bit, what shall I say, tricky even with the stamp-a-ma-jig!  Who remembers the papers from kindergarten and first grade that we used  when we first was learning to write our letters?  If you look closely you can see that even with use of the stamp-a-ma-jig the lines didn't quite line up all the way.  Oh well, that is what makes it a card from the heart!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#2 Pencil

Love this cute pencil card!  This is totally a "Old School" themed card if I do say so myself!  Who remembers having to have #2 pencils only for tests?  What about the pencils that you had to sharpen unlike the ones today that you just push the eraser and the lead comes out and you just fill it back up when empty!  I always hated taking tests and pushing a bit too hard and the lead breaking...tell me that you aren't thinking back on school time memories!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

School Bus

"The wheels on the bus go round and round..."  Tell me this song does not go through your head when you see this card!  So awesome that the little label punch was the perfect size for the windows.  I also used some retired washi tape as flowers along the road just to spruce the card up a bit.  It's hard to believe that another school year has started again.  Where did the summer go? 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Saw this card on pintrest and thought it was cute.  One of my ladies from Therapy Card Nite saw it too and asked about making one.  Well why not as it is a pretty scrumptious card!  Who does not love OREO's and a glass of milk?  This went great with the "Old School" theme that I had for September.  Makes me want to run out and get some OREO's...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fishes of the Sea

Another card to remind me of the ocean...I think I am having Florida withdraws...  Anyway, the theme for August was Wet~n~Wild so here is another water card.  Came across the ornament punch fishes and just knew I had to make these.  They are so cute with the wiggly eyes!  I used the dots embossing folder for the underwater background with a great big air bubble for the saying.  Super cute, fun, and easy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Enjoying the View

Came across this card and just had to CASE it!  I love the ocean and this card reminded me of sitting and watching the waves.  Seeing this card I can almost hear the waves and smell the salty air with seagulls flying overhead.  I just loved the idea of using the butterfly punch for the body of the lady!  I do think this is a card I will make when I am longing for the ocean...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Beach Body Suits

I have binder full of templates and ideas that I have collected of the years and I finally got it out and went thru it and found some to bring out again.

A bikini swimsuit like this I will never be able to wear, but I can have fun making and sending them to friends!  It's been a few years since I've made these for fun or for Therapy Card Nite so I figured it was time to make them again!  Most of the girls in class are newer and never made them so needless to say they enjoyed them alot!  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Secret Sister Reveal...

I finally signed up for another round of Secret Sisters with SCS.  I forgot how much I loved doing this...I mean who does not like getting "Happy Mail" every week!!!  Always so much better than bills or junk mail.  It's nice to know someone is thinking of you.

Anyway, this round has sadly come to an end and so this is my reveal package that I made for my Secret Sister.  The "camera" purse contains dark chocolate covered almonds and the little treat box has 2 colored embossing powders in it.  I tied it all together with the camera card.  I hope she enjoys her coordinating reveal package.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Cowboy invites...

Oh wow!  I couldn't believe I went over a month without posting!!!  It's hard to believe that time can get away from one so quickly...  Not that I didn't think to myself  "Hey I need to remember to post this card today/tomorrow" when I was taking a minute to upload it my computer!  Well, here I am taking the time to upload all the cards I have downloaded to my computer.  I will start with one of the latest download...

 So I had a friend wanting some "Cowboy" themed invitations for their sons birthday so after searching for some ideas I cased a few to share with her.   

The first was a punched art cowboy with the embossed woodgrain background.  I used the canvas bg stamp to help give some texture to his pants and heat embossed his beltbuckle.

The second one I partially cased uses a paisley emboss folder that I rubbed over with white craft ink.  I once again used the canvas background on the lower half then added the "HOWDY PARTNER".  

After deciding that the first one was a bit too busy for her she chose the simpler second one.  We had a great time making these up and they ended up being a big hit!